The Network News: February 2023

The Network News is VETRO’s quarterly roundup of resources, news, events and more.

Greetings from VETRO HQ! The Network News is VETRO’s roundup of resources, news, events and more. Let’s check out what’s new across the wide world of fiber!

We are hitting the ground running with events at the start of 2023. We’re excited to connect with our customers, partners, colleagues and friends – there is always so much to learn. It’s the people behind the effort to connect the world with fiber who make our community special – and we can’t wait to see more of you at Metro Connect this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Tech Advantage, Connected America, Fiber Connect, ISE Expo and more. Check out our events calendar for the full list of where to find us throughout the year!

It’s an exciting time to be in fiber!


Will Mitchell & the VETRO Team


VETRO Welcomes Peggy Schaffer!

We’re excited to announce that Peggy Schaffer, the visionary leader who retired last year as executive director of the ConnectMaine Authority, is joining VETRO as a part-time strategic advisor focusing on supporting state broadband offices.

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Webinar: What’s New with VETRO?

Thursday, February 16th at 1pm ET – Live Virtual Event

Whether you’re new to the VETRO platform and would like to see more of what our system can do, or you’re a seasoned VETRO user curious about the practical application of new features, there’s something for every fiber mapper in this session.


Your Fiber Management Technology Stack – Getting Started

Planning, designing, deploying and operating fiber networks is complex, and when companies are responsible for the entire network lifecycle, a reliable consistent digital system of record becomes paramount.

HERE is how to get started building a tech stack that meets your company’s needs.


The Tabulate Tool

Housed in the VETRO FiberMap platform’s Analysis with Polygons Feature, the Tabulate tool lets you count features in any area you define on your fiber network map.

Now that’s radically simpler fiber management!

Watch Now

#FiberFamily SPOTLIGHT

Customer News:

Exciting news from VETRO customer Surf Internet! For the first time in company history, it plans to deploy multi-gig fiber-optic internet services capable of reaching speeds up to 10 gigs to the community of La Porte, Indiana.

Wondering if service will be available in your area? Check here!

Are you VETRO customer who would like to be featured in a Customer Spotlight like this? Reach out here – we want to tell your story!

At VETRO, we love our #fiberfamily. To keep up with all of our customer news,  follow us on your favorite socials:



Stewart Linsmith and David Bodine will be in Raleigh on February 7th for the first of four Regional Fiber Connects. Look for them at Table 6!


VETRO team members Mark Baragary and Pat Edwards will head to sunny San Diego, CA for NTCA RTime. Stop by Booth 816 for a Live Demo of the VETRO platform and to see some of our updated features!


The first major trade show VETRO will attend in 2023 is the NRECA Tech Advantage Expo in Nashville on March 6 – 8th.  Look for us at Booth 1948 to get a live demo and pick up some of our famous splice-pun swag! 


VETRO is proud to announce we are a Bronze Sponsor of the first annual Connected America event in Dallas, TX on March 28 – 30thBrian Mefford, VP of Broadband Strategy will be speaking on a panel: Developing Rural Broadband Strategy. More information to come!

Visit our Events Page for a full list of 2023 Events!

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